The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence: it is a toast to civilization, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of man's determination to use the resources of nature to refresh mind and body and enjoy to the full the senses with which he has been endowed.
My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.
The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.
Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.
Whenever someone asks me if I want water with my scotch, I say, I'm thirsty, not dirty.
Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whiskey, and a dog to eat the rare steak.
I love to sing, and I love to drink scotch. Most people would rather hear me drink scotch.
There are two things a Highlander likes naked, and the other one is Malt Whisky
I like my whisky old and my women young.
I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.
The light music of whiskey falling into a glass - an agreeable interlude.
Love makes the world go round? Not at all. Whiskey makes it go round twice as fast.
Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite, and furthermore always carry a small snake.
Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.
Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it's time to drink.
No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single.
There were years when I was a beer and tequila guy, then I got real fat. And then I found that you could actually go on a diet and drink scotch. Then I got hooked on scotch, and if you get hooked on scotch, then everything else just tastes wrong.
I've been on the whisky diet - I've already lost three days!
My God, so much I like to drink Scotch that sometimes I think my name is Igor Stra-whiskey.
Set up another case bartender! The best thing for a case of nerves is a case of Scotch.
I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it.
Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won't cure a cold.
There is no such thing as a bad whisky. Some whiskies just happen to be better than others.
Champagne's funny stuff. I'm used to whiskey. Whiskey is a slap on the back, and champagne's a heavy mist before my eyes.
I was brought up to believe that Scotch whisky would need a tax preference to survive in competition with Kentucky bourbon.
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